As an organization, providing secure guest and corporate Internet access at the branch can be a major challenge. Not only do you have to protect the enterprise, you also have to protect your customer. Protection is good… but it also needs to be simple to deploy, easy to manage, and integrates seamlessly. Let’s also not forget that you have to do all of this in a cost effective and highly scalable manner.

Already feeling under the weather? Don’t worry – Cisco Umbrella Branch is a new cloud-delivered security service on Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000s) that provides an added layer of security protection for branch offices.

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What can Umbrella Branch do for you?

Umbrella Branch enforces security at the Domain Name System (DNS) layer, which means you can block requests to malicious domains and IPs before a connection is ever made.

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Similar to how Amazon learns from shopping patterns to suggest your next purchase, Umbrella Branch learns from Internet activity patterns to uncover and predict threats. The huge volume of DNS requests from millions of users around the world (80+ billion requests per day, to be exact) that Cisco resolves provides a very diverse data set. Umbrella Branch applies statistical models to that data set which allows Cisco to identify where current and future attacks are staged on the Internet.

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Because DNS precedes all Internet activity, this is a powerful way to enforce security and gain visibility and insight at branch offices. Select from predefined policies and automate deployment, provisioning, and protection.

Most importantly, Cisco Umbrella Branch is easy to deploy and manage. Configuration takes just a few minutes via a dashboard.

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Umbrella Branch is the simplest way to protect any device in your branch offices and can add an easy, but very effective layer of protection. For more information, visit the Umbrella Branch web page, take a look at the At-a-Glance, or sign up for our router security innovations webinar here.

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If you have any questions, feel free to check out the FAQ or reach out to your Cisco sales or partner team.

See the Cisco DNA Announcement released at Cisco Live today.




Jason Liu

Product Marketing Manager

Enterprise Networking and Mobility